The bees are busy in the summer and honey harvest time arrives in August at the Voelker Orth Museum. The Honey Harvest Festival is a perfect time to get the buzz on honey bees! The afternoon is packed with bee-facts, fun and bee-inspired creative activities for all ages.
The Voelker Orth Museum’s garden is home to a thriving bee colony and their honey is harvested each summer. Visitors can earn about honey harvesting and sample different types of honey.
Beekeeper Helen Colhoun-Wassinger demonstrates how honey is separated from the honey combs for bottling after it has been removed from the hive. Visitors will also learn about the life of bees and the types of plants honey bees like. Beeswax candle-making, bee bean-bags, and other crafts are offered along with some light refreshments. The Festival is also the first day that the Museum is selling its 2019 bottled honey.
It’s time for the second annual Cunningham Park Farmers Market Corn Roast! Enjoy an ear of corn from our farmers, roasted over a charcoal fire by Pono “The Corn King” and served with all the fixings. This event is FREE as a thank you to the community for its support of the farmers market.
Limited supply available, come early!
*Contact us via Facebook message at Down to Earth Markets (Cunningham Park, Queens) or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can arrive early to help us shuck corn *
The Cunningham Park Farmers Market is open on Sundays from 9am to 2pm in the parking lot off Union Turnpike near the tennis courts.
With Summer winding down, we’re incredibly excited to host our Fall Family Festival, on Sunday, September 8th!
We will be hosting festivals at Commonpoint Queens Central Queens from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm, and at the Tanenbaum Family Pool in Little Neck from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm! Pre-register at https://www.commonpointqueens.org/event/fall-family-festival/ for a chance to win a $100 gift card!
Join us for a day of bouncies, carnival games, sports obstacle courses, arts & crafts, open house information on our programs, giveaways, and so much fun (including swimming at the Tanenbaum Family Pool)!
$5 per person ages 2+, $15 max per family at Central Queens, $25 max per family at Tanenbaum Family Pool.
For more information call us at Central Queens at 718-268-5011, or Tanenbaum Family Pool at 718-428-5050.
HPPC and McManus Irish Dance studio are hosting the second annual Queens Irish Heritage Night at LIC Landing! Irish music, dance, song, sport, bagpipes and more—all along the beautiful East River waterfront in LIC, Queens— with a midtown Manhattan backdrop!
This event is FREE to attend and family friendly! Food and drink will be available for purchase.
Open to the Public!
Sunnyside Gardens Park is again hosting its annual Oktoberfest on Saturday October 5 from 12:00-5:00pm. Join us as we transform the picnic grove into an authentic Biergarten serving craft beer, cider and classic German-style foods, accompanied by live music and entertainment throughout the day! Our Arts and Crafts Fair will feature incredible work from local artists, with unique gifts for family and friends. This family-friendly event will be rounded out with a huge pumpkin patch, kids crafts, and children’s theater show performed by Pin Productions, and fair rides to keep children of all ages entertained on the field while adults enjoy all the biergarten has to offer.
When: Saturday, October 5 (rain date October 6), 12:00-5:00pm
Where: Sunnyside Gardens Park, 48-21 39th Avenue, Sunnyside, NY 11104
Open to the public and admission is free. Tickets for rides, activities, and refreshments will be available for purchase. Please no outside food or beverages. Scooters and bikes will not be permitted in the park during the event for safety reasons.
More information at sunnysidegardenspark.org or facebook.com/sunnysidegardenspark
Join us on Sunday, October 20th for our 4th Annual “Batty Over Halloween” Celebration!
Grab a costume and join us on the Astoria Park Great Lawn on Sunday, October 20th, from 12:30 – 2:30 PM.
There will be Face Painting, Stilt Walking Balloon Artists, Children’s Dance Performances, Halloween Photo Rooms, Halloween Crafts, Children’s performances and Much, Much More!
We can’t wait to see you there!!!
Join us for a safe and fun family event inside the cemetery gate at Lefferts Blvd. & Kew Gardens Rd. Wear your favorite costume and come to get your treats from vehicles decorated for the occasion. Pedestrians can enter the gate at Lefferts Blvd. & drivers can park on cemetery grounds through the Queens Blvd. gate and the 129th St. & Kew Gardens Rd. Gate. Free admission – bring donations of canned or packages goods for local food pantries.
Bring the kids to the Cunningham Park Farmers Market for pumpkin painting, trick-or-treating with our vendors and a costume parade. All FREE! Co-hosted by My Gym Fresh Meadows and Renew City Church
The Cunningham Park Farmers Market is open from 9am-2pm on Sundays until Thanksgiving in the parking lot off Union Turnpike near the tennis courts.